Catherine de Wever Stoop
Catherine de Wever (maiden name spelled variously) probably was born during the 1750s. She may well have been the daughter of North End proprietor Abraham de Weever. In 1773, her future husband was de Weever's boarder.
About 1773, she became the wife of newcomer slooper Frans Stoop. By 1785, five children (including an Abraham and reflecting several spellings of Stoop) had been christened at the Albany Dutch church.
Frans Stoop was dead by 1788, when the "Widow Stoop" was identified as the owner of a house next to that of widow Sara Visscher. In 1790, her second ward household in the same location included a male and four females. After that, the name no longer appeared in the community-based record.
Sources: The life of Catherine de Wever Stoop has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 8/10/11